Welcome to our Website!
Our book was published in 2007 and there are very few copies around anymore so we decided to put the book on the web for all of you to enjoy. We couldn't cover "everything" in this book so we created a companion website (that is loaded with photos): asimpleldswedding.com - The table of contents in the margin (following the photo of the San Diego Temple) will navigate you through that site.
To read the book, stay on this site. Feel free to navigate back and forth between websites.
FYI: you can tell which website you are in by where the table of contents appear. When they are in the left margin, you are in the BOOK, when they are in the right margin, you are in the SUPPLEMENT (with more photos).
Here is an example of what you will find in each chapter:
GETTING STARTED includes:
Buying the Ring
Before you Begin
Conceptualization (Formal, Semiformal, or Informal?)
Set the Date
Breaking the News
How Much Should the Budget be?
How to Get Back Some of What you spend
Keeping Trak of Expenses
Sample Budgets (go to: asimpleldswedding.com)
Who Pays for What?
What are the duties of the bridal party?
Stationery (Save the Date Cards and Thank You notes)
Engagement photos in your invitations
How do I let People Know Where I'm Registered?
Compiling the Guest List: His, Hers...and Theirs?
Who Will Actually attend?
MEN AT WORK includes:
The Groom’s Duties
Best Man Groomsmen
Father of the Bride
WEDDING ATTIRE inclues:
The Wedding Gown (see asimpleldswedding.com for photos)
What Can I Expect to Pay for my Wedding Gown?
Sizing of WEdding Dresses
Where Should I Look?
What to Do With Dresses After the Wedding
THE TEMPLE WEDDING includes:
Planning the Temple Wedding
Sacred, not Secret
What to do about non-members…
Why the Temple? Quotes from the prophets
Preparation for a Temple Sealing
More information regarding Temples
when to schedule
who keeps control of ring?
where to have it?
what takes place?
The Bridal Shower
THE RECEPTION includes:
When Should I Have the Reception?
How Long Should It last?
What if it Rains?
Choosing the Location for the Reception
Specialized Wedding Reception centers
Parks, Beaches, Mountains, and other outdoor venues
Museums, Libraries, Historic Homes, College facilities
Think Outside the Box
Things to Consider When Booking a Venue for Your Reception
Setup/Rentals/Food & Beverages
How to Bargain with Vendors
Decorations ( check out "Uniquely You" at asimpleldswedding.com - to find out how to transform the cultural hall.)
Flowers and Centerpieces (at asimpleldswedding.com )
Dessert Tables and Cupcake Displays ( at asimpleldswedding.com )
The CAKE! (at asimpleldswedding.com )
Photographer (how to find one, budget tips, disposables, important shots to get)
Videographer (why hire a professional? What if I can't afford one?)
Music/Entertainment (you can listen to music choices at asimpleldswedding.com )
Wedding Coordinator - Why is she necessary?
Checklist for the Day of
Getting the Best price on your wedding vendors
Favors (at asimpleldswedding.com)
Your Grand Exit (see bottom of "Uniquely YOU")
PRACTICAL MATTERS includes:
Securing a marriage license
Thank you’s to bridal party & parents
Thank You Notes
Make up Hints
Ways to Reduce Stress
Frequently Asked Questions
List of Things to do
Preparing for Marriage, not just the wedding
What to expect the first year